Silver Tram of Levon I

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Al Kowsky, Dec 13, 2020.

  1. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Very nice new addition from a very interesting part of history:pompous:
    I've a couple Lavons to contribute:
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  3. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    It is the scowl on this Levon that I found interesting :
    Levon I Celicia.jpg
    Cilician Armenia, Royal, Levon I, 1198-1219, AR Tram, Sis mint
    Obv: Levon seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding cross and lis, with feet resting upon footstool
    Rev: Two lions rampant back-to-back, each with heads reverted; patriarchal cross between
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2020

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  5. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Nice photography Sulla80.
  6. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Thanks - have been experimenting a bit with different backgrounds and lighting...
    Armenian Cilicia Levon 1.jpg
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  7. Mkm5

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  8. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    It's $65.
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  9. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    that is certainly a nice looking coin. I'd pick it up myself if I had the money, and lacked the respect to give you first dibs.
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  10. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    Mkm5, These coins are very common but they very in quality & price. The coin Sulla80 posted has sharp details but is off-center. The coin posted by Doug Smith is exceptional & a steal at $40, & in a CNG auction would probably fetch $125 or more. I paid $90 for my coin, which is probably $30 too much :oops:. APMEX is selling a coin of similar quality to the one pictured below (not the coin pictured) for $65 :smuggrin:. My coin is pictured below the APMEX coin.
    Armenian Tram, Levon.jpg
    Armenia, Levon I, AD 1199-1219, Sis Mint, AR Tram, 3.01 gm, 22 mm, 10 h.jpg
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  11. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Great information, thank you!

    Looks like the designs vary quite a bit.
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  12. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Is this around the size of a US Half Disme?
  13. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    My coin is 22 mm dia., 3.01 gm. An American Capped Bust 1/2 dime is 15.5 mm in dia., & 1.35 gm.
  14. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Great information, thank you!
  15. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..that's probably not too bad a price for the shape its in..and it'd be a personal, family item too....:)
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  16. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Well, I placed an order for one of these. See what shows up in a couple of weeks!
  17. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Just got this today:
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  18. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    I received this one as a Saturnalia gift (thank you again, Alex 22 !!!), and it already made a great conversation piece for me and a new client who is, of all places, from Armenia, and whose father´s name is, well, LEVON :)

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  19. Al Kowsky

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  20. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Well-Known Member

    J.G., That's a nice looking, well centered coin ;).
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  21. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    It was advertised as XF/AU by APMEX.
    First time I purchased from them.
    I was really surprised at all the chips.
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